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Binh Thuan province: Pastor ordination service

On October 24, 2013, at the Evangelical Church 1 of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (the South) in the central province of Binh Thuan held a pastor ordination service for eight licensed ministers. They include:

Cao Dai followers celebrate grand ritual

On September 19 (the fifteenth day of the eighth month, Lunar calendar), more than 200,000 Cao Dai followers and people in southern provinces flocked to the Tay Ninh Holy See in Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh province for a grand ritual called “Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung”.

Da Nang: work starts on Vietnam United World Mission Church headquarters

On September 17, 2013, the Vietnam United World Mission Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its headquarters in Hoa Xuan ward, Cam Le district, the central city of Da Nang.

International seminar “the rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contributions to Vietnamese society”

On September 25-26, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in cooperation with the European Union (EU) delegation to Vietnam held an international seminar entitled “The rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contribution to Vietnamese society” at Candeo Hotel in Hanoi.

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs delegation visits the Vatican

A seven-member delegation from the Vietnam Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Pham Dzung,Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of the Committee paid a working visit to the Vatican from September 15 to 20, 2013.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs visits and congratulates new President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam

On October 21, 2013, a delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs headed by its Vice Chairman Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn visited the Diocese of My Tho (32 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 7, My Tho city, Tien Giang province)  to congratulate Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc on his appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City cum Apostolic Administrator of the vacant nutum et Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of My Tho and his election as President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) for the 2013-2016 term at the 12th Assembly of the CBCV.

Vietnam Baptist Church (Southern) representatives visit Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On August 28, 2013, at the headquarter of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân, Vice - Chairman of the Committee, received a Vietnam Baptist Church (South) delegation led by Pastor Đào Xuân Tiến, who visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion the 68th anniversary of National Day (Sept.2, 1945 - 2013)

Conference to gather comments on document guiding State management on the worship of Mother Goddess

On September 10, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a conference to collect opinions on a document guiding on State management on the worship of Mother Goddess.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs welcomes US House Committee on Foreign Affairs delegation

On August 8, 2013, at the headquarter of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Nhường, Chief of the Office of the Committee, had a working session with a delegation from the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Mr. Hunter Strupp, an analyst for Asia Policy.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader receives Seomun Church pastors

On August 28, 2013, at the headquarter of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee, received a delegation of pastors from the Republic of Korea’s Seomun Church headed by pastor Han Jin Hwan. Attending the reception were also leaders and officials from the Departments of International Cooperation and Protestant Affairs and the Office of the Committee.

Course improves virtues for sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross Lovers

An annual course to improve virtues for sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross Lovers in Vietnam took place between August 5-9, 2013 at the Ho Chi Minh Archdiocese’s centre for pastoral affairs, No. 6 Bis Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Representatives from Major Seminaries in Vietnam gathers at Da Lat Diocese

As many as 42 delegates from the Major Seminaries in Vietnam gathered at the Diocese of Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on August 5-10 to share their training experience in a number of fields such as humanity, spirituality, intellectuality and pastoral affairs.

Quang Nam province: Work starts on Hoi An Cao Đài Oratory

On August 10, 2013, the Sacerdotal Council of Cao Dai Church - Tay Ninh held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Hoi An Cao Đài Oratory in Cam Pho ward, Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs’ leader visits Representative Board of the Islamic Community in Tay Ninh province.

On the occasion of the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, on August 13, 2013, Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice - Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, visited the Representative Board of the Islamic Community in the southern province of Tay Ninh. Joining the delegation was Mr. Võ Thành Công, Deputy Head of the Board for Religious Affairs under the provincial Department of Home Affairs. The Representative Board welcomed the delegation at its office (Nguyen Van Tot street, Ward 1, Tay Ninh town)

Government Committee for Religious Affairs delegation visits Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

On the occasion of the Summer Retreat in the Buddhist calendar year of 2557, on August 13-14, 2013, Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice - Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, led the delegation to Ráng Pagoda in Hanoi to visit Most Venerable Thích Phổ Tuệ, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS).

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